Dylan John Barsby
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I've always disliked these "About me" sections. I feel as if I'm being forced to put myself into a box, to define myself. I suppose I believe veganism is the logical choice if we want to live a cruelty-free lifestyle which is more healthy for ourselves and our planet. Anything else is hypocrisy. I'm an environmental and animal-rights abolition activist. Trying to hear what the universe is telling me and constantly evolve and improve. Currently working in environmental sustainability news media.
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Favorite Quotations
"There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it."
Charles Edward Montague, English novelist and essayist (1867-1928)

“So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser"

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change."
~ Malcolm X

“We can’t plead ignorance, only indifference. Those alive today are the generations that came to know better. We have the burden and opportunity of living in the moment when the critique of factory farming broke into the popular consciousness. We are the ones for whom it will be fairly asked, What did you do when you learned the truth about eating animals.” Jonathan Safran Foer from his book, "Eating Animals"

"If you ever think you're too small to make a difference, you've never spent a night with a mosquito" Awesome elderly lady who spoke to us at our Greenpeace Africa table in Riverside Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke

"Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness"

"Stranger things have happened."

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Helping others to Make The Connection

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:34pm 3 Comments

After having gone through the mental journey from unconscious flesh-eater to vegetarian and then vegan (and realising that it turns into a spiritual evolution as well), I realised some time back that, if ethics and morality are part of one's reasons for making the change, this really is an ultimate expression of love. Expanding one's love and compassion to all living things.



I try to tell curious people that although learning the horrifying truth about the lives…

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At 6:27am on September 20, 2013, debra said…

glad to hear of another caring soul!  keep it up.

At 12:58pm on September 20, 2013, Celeste said…

Love your quotes! Looks like you're really trying to make a difference! :)

At 2:13pm on September 20, 2013, Paula Lopes said…

Ah thank you. I have not had a chance to look at my veggie friends yet, feeling a bit like the new kid in class

At 2:26pm on September 20, 2013, Dylan John Barsby said…

After having gone through the mental journey from unconscious flesh-eater to vegetarian and then vegan (and realising that it turns into a spiritual evolution as well), I realised some time back that, if ethics and morality are part of one's reasons for making the change, this really is an ultimate expression of love. Expanding one's love and compassion to all living things.

I try to tell curious people that although learning the horrifying truth about the lives our habits affect and making the connection is extremely saddening, uncomfortable and painful, they should really try to look at it as an opportunity to make an incredibly positive change in their lives. As most of us know, facing the truth means taking responsibility for our actions, and being more conscious of the atrocities we humans commit all the time does invite a lot of pain but also the potential for a lot of joy.

It's a GOOD thing and I feel it's important that this message be expressed to people that are on the edge of waking up. I usually recommend they watch www.earthlings.com and I know that there will likely be tears involved and that they might want to turn away and shut it out, so I try to reinforce the positive aspect in the hope that they will see the entire documentary through. Once that happens, there's usually no turning back and they start that special, absolutely essential journey for themselves and then spread this to others around them.

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